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I hope the children will be good and kind to their mother.
Yours in Love,
William Tannahill
A stone had been placed in Iowa by George Tannahill (his son) around 1905. He had
hoped to bring his father's body back to Iowa.
Jennett Tannahill (Wm.'s widow) moved to Phillips Co., Kansas, ca. 1874. Her son
James had gone to Kansas first and taken out a claim. While in Iowa getting reading to move
the family, James was kicked in the head by a horse and died in 1874. Jennett went on to
Kansas with her children Janet Elder, George H., and Isabella Margaret who settled in the
community called Iowa Union. Iowa's Union, which was a part of Freedom Township, was a
neighborhood of early settlers who had come from Chickasaw and Fayette counties in Iowa.
Jennett died March 10, 1908, in Phillipsbury, Kansas.
George, once again, had thought he could have his father's body brought back, now to
Iowa Union Cemetery in Kansas to be near Jennett's grave. William remains buried in
Annapolis Military Cemetery, Maryland. May he rest in peace!
SOURCES & DOCUMENTATION
TANNAHILL
Condensed History of the Tannahill Family by Lulu Michaels, Neoshua, Iowa, sent by Thelma Tannahill Smith,
1981.
Sample, David, The Poems and Songs of Robert Tannahill with Life and Notes, 1900, Paisley, Alexander Gardner.
Tannahill, James B. Genealogical History of the Tannahills, Tannehills, and Tannyhills. 1940.
WILLIAM TANNAHIL - JENNETT WHITE
Iva Tannahill Bushman, Interview, September 6, 1981, by Kim Bushman.
History of Chickasaw County, Pg. 311-307, 7th Iowa Infantry, Pg. 290-293, "Little Brown Church."
Military and Pension Records of William Tannahill.
Phillips County Review, November 6, 1980, Article on Iowa Union.
1860 and 1870 Census of Chickasaw Co., Iowa
1880 and 1900 Census of Phillips Co., Kansas.
Sheet of births and deaths written by Jennett White in possession of Iva Tannahill Bushman. (Family Bible now in
the possession of Jean Heggemeier)
Epitaphs and inscriptions of Phillips Co., Kansas, 1980.
George H. TANNAHILL - MARY EVELYN ROBINSON (son of Wm.)
Iva Tannahill Bushman, Interview. September 6 and November 26-28, 1981 by Kim Bushman.
Handbook of the Kansas Legislature 1903 and 1905.
Letter written by Iva Tannahill Bushman about her father.
Phillipsbury - Phillips County Centennial 1872-1972. Pg. C85-86, C2 and 6-B.
Epitaphs and Inscriptions of Phillips Co., Kansas, 1980.
Phillips Co., Kansas Settlers Prior to 1900. 1977.
Death Certificate of George H. Tannahill.
Death Certificate of Mary Evelyn Robinson Tannahill.
1900 Census of Phillips Co., Kansas.
FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBINSON - SARAH SYKES
Epitaphs and Inscription of Phillips Co., Kansas. 1980.
Phillips Co., Kansas. Settlers Prior to 1900. 1977.
Phillipsbury - Phillips County Centennial 1872-1972. pg. B121 & C10.
1905, 1900 and 1880 Census of Phillips Co., Kansas.
Death Certificate of Frederick Robinson
Death Certificate of Sarah Sykes Robinson.

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